Dark Bilious Vapors

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01/10/2006: Gem o'the Day:


You can search the Internet and verify this: before the U.S. invasion I was on record as being opposed to it. I opposed it because though the US had the means to be successful militarily, we didnít have anything close to the means to handle what would come next. We didnít have nearly enough understanding of that countryís language and culture, just like in Vietnam. In the U.S., our rocket science is way ahead of our social science.

And hereís the thing: Iím not any kind of expert or genius about this stuff. Iím just a regular guy, and I could see this clearly. Whatís happened over there is exactly what ordinary people like me predicted would happen. If civilians like me could see this, how in the world could the politicians not have seen it coming?

Any politician who didnít see what would go wrong in Iraq isnít worth a
shit. Their actions are disgraceful. Please quote me on that.
--Jim Bouton


Len on 01.10.06 @ 09:52 AM CST



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